Just a short 20-minute drive away from Galmpton Touring Park is the seaside resort town, Torquay. Located in the heart of the English Riviera on the South Devon coastline, Torquay is well-known for its popular beaches, abundance of local activities and stunning harbour. Our guests love visiting Torquay for a family day out as there is plenty to see and do, whatever the weather! Steeped in history, the quaint Victorian appearance of the town’s architecture provides a quintessentially British feel whilst the plentiful tourist attractions provide hours of entertainment for children and young ones.
Here are some of our favourite activities for a day out in Torquay:
Babbacombe Model Village
This world famous attraction has been bringing joy for families across the region for over 50 years. Since the village opened in 1963, it has dedicated itself to the upkeep of the model village and has frequently updated the features on display. The exhibition stretches across 4.5 acres of land and depicts the subtle humour of British life through the decades. Featuring over 400 well-maintained models that capture architectural styles from Shakespeare to modern times. Kids will love the Where’s Wally game as well as the miniature displays and animations, there’s so much to see at Babbacombe! We recommend the Christmas wonderland illuminations with thousands of miniature sparkling lights twinkling across the garden. What’s more, Babbacombe allow a free return visit within 7 days, so why not see the village by day and night!
Jungle Journey Adventure Golf
This 18-hole crazy golf course is the perfect activity for families small or large. Located just a short walk away from the beach, this golf course is the perfect way to finish off a day spent lounging by the shore. No need to book, just turn up, grab your club and play! The jungle-themed decoration will even have you ducking past dangerous predators as you try to get a hole-in-one!
Located on the Harbourside, Living Coasts is an award-winning tourist attraction right on the gorgeous coastline of Torquay. This zoo and aquarium is home to an array of marine life from across the globe. Visit the penguins at Penguin Beach or the seals as they bask in their outdoor exhibits. If it’s raining, no worries! The aviary houses over 300 birds and below deck, the aquarium holds all the wonder’s of the ocean.
Torre Abbey Sands
Featuring not just one but 9 sandy beaches, you are spoilt for choice when visiting Torquay, but Torre Abbey Sands is our favourite. Located on the main seafront and just a short walking distance away from the main town centre, it is definitely worth taking a quick trip down to the seaside to enjoy the views. The expansive beach is perfect for making sandcastles or just lying back in the sun with a book. Plus, amazing facilities mean you have all your wants and needs catered for including an ice cream hut and cafe.
Take a walk through history from the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign to the First and Second World Wars and onto the 50s and 60s. Bygones is fun for all the family and involves 3 levels of exciting displays full of surprise, suspense and nostalgia. Stroll down an authentic life-size Victorian street and take a moment to visit the blacksmith hammering horseshoes or pick up some treats at the old-fashioned sweet shop. Even featuring a 27-tonne steam engine, there’s certainly something to entertain everyone at Bygones.
Torquay is the perfect seaside resort for a fun day out for all the family. After a day of exploring, head back to your touring caravan, tent, motorhome or holiday let for a relaxing night with all the creature comforts you could need. Book your get away for 2020 or even book for the season with a seasonal pitch at Galmpton Touring Park. Call today on 01803 842 066 to speak to one of our friendly team.